For sale: Snow for Xmas

2006-12-12 12:45
London - The dream of a white Christmas could come true for a person in Britain lucky and rich enough to make the highest internet auction bid for a refrigerated lorry load of snow to be delivered to his/her front door.

Bids for the 10-ton home delivery stood at nearly £700 on the internet auction site eBay on Monday.

The offer includes a decorated Christmas tree, a front door wreath and Christmas lights.

The items will be delivered on December 24 along with the snow, which will be placed outside the buyer's home by "trained staff", the eBay listing said.

The snow will be provided by UK company SNO!zone which runs three indoor ski slopes.

It will be delivered in refrigerated trucks to any property in England and Wales which has "reasonable access and enough outdoor space".

But there is a warning attached: "There is no guarantee attached to how long the snow will last and there is no provision for the snow to be removed.

"If you were dreaming of a white Christmas, this unique listing can make your dreams come true," said eBay spokesperson Richard Kanareck.

The online auction ends on December 18. - Sapa-dpa


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